Remember that Hillary Clinton email scandal when FBI director James Comey explained to Congress why they decided not to pursue an indictment against Hillary?
Now a new allegation could give us an enormous clue as to why.
The latest allegation is a clear conflict of interest between the Democrat Party and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The Wall Street Journal reported that Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe – who has long ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton – donated nearly $500,000 to the election campaign of the wife of an FBI official who later went on to oversee the investigation into Hillary’s infamous email scandal.
Governor McAuliffe has been a central figure in the Clintons’ political careers for decades.
In the 1990s, he was Bill Clinton’s chief fundraiser, and he remains one of the couple’s closest allies and public boosters.
Mrs. Clinton appeared with him in northern Virginia in 2015 as he sought to increase the number of Democrats in the state legislature.
New campaign finance records prove McAuliffe’s political-action committee (PAC) donated $467,500 to the 2015 state Senate campaign of Dr. Jill McCabe.
Jill is married to Andrew McCabe, the current deputy director of the FBI.
McAuliffe most recently made national headlines when he decided to restore the voting rights of some 200,000 “reformed” criminals.
The Wall Street Journal also noted that the Virginia Democratic Party – which McAuliffe exerts unprecedented control over – donated an additional $207,788 worth of support to Dr. McCabe’s campaign in the form of mailers.
This figure totals more than $675,000 to McCabe’s candidacy from McAuliffe.
This massive amount of money also represents more than a third of all campaign funds Dr. McCabe raised in the effort.
Despite the boost in funding, after McAuliffe and other state party leaders recruited Dr. McCabe to run, she lost the election to incumbent Republican Dick Black.
A spokesman for Governor McAuliffe said:
“ [McAuliffe] supported Jill McCabe because he believed she would be a good state senator.
This is a customary practice for Virginia governors… Any insinuation that his support was tied to anything other than his desire to elect candidates who would help pass his agenda is ridiculous.”
However, according to the Wall Street Journal:
“Among political candidates that year, Dr. McCabe was the third-largest recipient of funds from Common Good VA, the governor’s PAC, according to campaign finance records. Dan Gecker received $781,500 from the PAC and $214,456 from the state party for a campaign that raised $2.9 million, according to records; and Jeremy McPike received $803,500 from the PAC and $535,162 from the state party, raising more $3.8 million that year for his candidacy.”
The FBI sought to clear away any speculation of impropriety in a statement during his wife’s campaign, saying that Mr. McCabe:
“… played no role, attended no events, and did not participate in fundraising or support of any kind. Months after the completion of her campaign, then-Associate Deputy Director McCabe was promoted to Deputy, where, in that position, he assumed for the first time, an oversight role in the investigation into Secretary Clinton’s emails.”
But FBI officials said that after a meeting with the governor in Richmond on March 7, McCabe sought ethics advice from the bureau and followed it, avoiding involvement with public corruption cases in Virginia, and avoiding any campaign activity or events.
And McCabe’s supervision of the Clinton email case in 2016 wasn’t seen as a conflict of interest or an ethics violation?
And their “reasoning” is because his wife’s campaign was over by then and Mr. McAuliffe wasn’t part of the email probe?
Despite the prompt denial from the FBI that this fund transfer was not out of the ordinary, the donation money wasn’t refunded.
And Trump is right; this is the latest “pay-to-play” allegation, which extends beyond the Judicial Branch and into a biased FBI.
Is this proof enough?